Co-Founder of the WE Organizations, WE Charity, Me to WE Social Enterprise, WE Day
Social Entrepreneur/Humanitarian/New York Times Best-Selling Author
Social entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author and charismatic speaker, Marc Kielburger inspires millions to improve their communities and the world through their actions and everyday consumer choices.
Over the past two decades, he along with his co-founder and brother Craig Kielburger, have grown the WE movement to engage 4+ million people annually in service, including 250,000 who annually earn their ticket through volunteerism to attend WE Day celebrations filling stadiums.
Their pioneering social enterprise model, ME to WE, sustains the work of their charitable mission with socially-conscious products purchased by millions of consumers. Their work has resulted in a holistic development model lifting more than one million people out of poverty.
Marc graduated from Harvard University with a degree in International Relations. He won a Rhodes Scholarship and completed a law degree from Oxford University. He has received 11 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights.
He is the recipient of many honors, including the Order of Canada, and was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s Young Global Leaders. Marc was also inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame for his humanitarian efforts and his work to empower youth to change the world.
Based on the revolutionary book by Craig and Marc Kielburger and Holly Branson, WEconomy: You can find meaning, make a living, and change the world.
Thought-provoking and informative for all levels of your company as well as business students. Great for professional development sessions, company retreats to celebrate the company’s purpose and CSR efforts.
Purpose and profit are the greatest human motivators. WEconomy is the definitive roadmap for bringing the power of both forces together—achieving purpose with profit in your career, company, and changing the world.
We all inherently know that purpose is powerful, but in this speech, based on the revolutionary book, released March 2018, by Craig and Marc Kielburger and Holly Branson, WEconomy: You can find meaning, make a living, and change the world, Marc will share how to unleash purpose within your career, company, and life goals. This speech will help you profit with purpose, whether you’re the one calling the shots or a junior employee looking to advance.
Custom building from your company’s unique mission, vision and values, Marc will celebrate with your team the inherent purpose of your company and the power you have to make a difference in the world. In this talk, he will outline strategies to:
-Find a cause that drives your company and your career goals to new heights
-Boost employee productivity and their love for the company and mission
-Inspire brand fanatics to stay loyal to you, your company, and your cause
– Add a halo to your product, grow your geographic reach, innovate for “the next big thing”, engage Boomers to Gen Z, and much more!
Your audience will walk away feeling inspired and empowered with a road map of tips that can be implemented in your office today—either simple steps or a comprehensive plan, tailored to your needs. This is your blueprint for living by your personal values, achieving career success, and changing the world.
Marc will share his story about how he and his brother Craig founded WE, an organization with a start-up mentality that grew from 12 kids in the suburbs to a $50 million a year charity that makes doing good, doable. WE has partnered with some of the biggest companies in the world, helping them tap into their purpose, including KPMG, Unilever, Microsoft and Virgin. Marc will share learnings from some of WE’s biggest supporters, from world-class business leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and Sir Richard Branson, to the methods of megastars he has encountered like Oprah Winfrey and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who make the world a better place through purposeful—and highly profitable—business strategies. These cross-sector relationships aren’t just good for the charity—WE partners are proven to gain increased brand recognition and intent to purchase.
Marc Kielburger and his brother Craig learned to lead at the ages of seventeen and twelve when they founded a global movement against child slavery. Part of the vanguard of young entrepreneurs, they didn’t have formal training in how to build an organization. But they knew how to innovate and take risks, and they benefited from the mentorship and friendship of powerful, world-renowned leaders.
The lessons Marc gleaned from these deep relationships, as well as his own experiences leading a global organization, are the basis for this speech.
In this engaging, interactive keynote, Marc delivers actionable leadership insights peppered with accounts of the extraordinary leaders who have coached and mentored him. But that’s not all.
This speech takes audience interaction to a whole new level by letting the audience choose the stories they most want to hear. Whether it’s an anecdote involving President Clinton or Kid President, Ed Bradley or Richard Branson, Mohammad Ali or Magic Johnson, Mother Teresa or one of the many top CEOs who have shared their wisdom, attendees of every age will benefit from these entertaining insights.
An uplifting and inspirational speech that will give you the tools to start making a difference today. Inspiring for all audiences.
In this uplifting, inspirational, and deeply personal speech that will bring forth laughter and emotions from all audiences, Marc will share his moving story about how he and his brother Craig started a movement to change the world at the young ages of 12 and 17, after Craig brought a newspaper clipping to class about a young boy in Pakistan who was killed for speaking up about child labour.
Their group of twelve 12-year-olds led to Oprah Winfrey’s couch where she vouched to help build 100 schools, changing thousands of lives around the world. Over two decades later, Marc and Craig are the leaders of WE, an organization responsible for building thousands of schools and school houses around the world, helping millions of people lift themselves out of poverty.
In their two decades of humanitarian work, Craig and Marc Kielburger have visited dozens of countries, meeting people from all walks of life. They have learned from some of the greatest leaders of our time, including Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa, and have shared simple meals with families struggling in the world’s slums and war zones. Along the way, they have discovered a simple but profound truth—that anyone has the power to change the world, and that real fulfillment starts with having the courage to reach out and help others.
By sharing the ME to WE philosophy, described in their New York Times bestseller, ME to WE: Finding Meaning in a Material World, Marc will provide your audience with,
-The inspiration for you to discover your own purpose and help you start your own journey to make a difference;
-Provide tangible tips for anyone to make a difference – whether as a parent, student, front-line staff or CEO.
Insights and tips on guiding young people to be engaged global citizens.
Ideal for social workers, coaches, families, educators, communities, parents, caregivers, ECE workers, and anyone who cares for children.
Raising kids in a complex, fast-paced social world can be challenging. In this speech based on their international bestseller, The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute, Marc will reflect on deep, personal stories about his parents – both educators – and provide key insights on guiding children to be compassionate and engaged global citizens.
Craig and Marc Kielburger are experts in creating opportunities to engage young people in service learning. Through their charity’s WE Schools program, they annually engage over 25,000 educators and
15,000 schools around the world and give young people tangible ways to make a real difference locally and globally.
He will also share tips, stats and facts that he’s learned through extensive research, over a thousand interviews with experts on mentorship and early childhood development, and methods to engage kids in service learned from over 20 years of experience working with students engaged in WE Schools programming. These tips will have huge benefits that not only help them succeed academically, but become leaders and active change-makers with an understanding and empathy for the issues that face the world today.
Thought-provoking and informative for intimate conversations or large audiences of philanthropic individuals, YPO families, and Giving Pledge families.
In the age where selfies and the “me” not “we” mentality is more prevalent than ever, how do parents raise caring and compassionate children and set them on a life path for success and start a family tradition of giving back?
WE is the answer. In this speech, leading social activist, New York Times best-selling author and co-founder of the WE movement, Marc Kielburger will share an insider’s perspective on empowering today’s youth and offer tips that will help families find their North Star in values that will engage kids in philanthropy for a lifetime.
With a lifetime of first-hand experience working with young people, combined with a wealth of research and interviews with experts from the philanthropic and education worlds, and by learning from expert partners such as Foundation Source, Marc will help give families the tools to inspire families to find their cause, rally together and set up young people to become stewards of their family’s legacy and become the next generation of world change-makers today.
Inspiring the next generation to find their place and change the world.